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Interesting Collection of Items From
Many l’lnoes Culled From the 1'raea
ltevorts of the Current WeeM.
A Kingston, Jamaica, dispatch says
16 warships have been sent to leinforce
Cervera at Santiago.
A St. Petersburg dispatch says the
new Russian cruiser Sveitlana, 3,828
tone displacement, has been ordered to
The movement against Porto Rico is
likely to be launched immediately.
Schley’s warships are to be left to dis
pose of the Santiago matter, while the
military forces will at once begin the
campaign of conquest at the island
Major-General Merritt has been or
dered to hasten the departure of the
tion intends to get the entire Philip
pines expedition under way at the
earliest practicable moment. Measures
have been taken to render Manila bay
The auxiliary cruiser St. Paul, Cap
tain Sigsbee commanding, has arrived
at New York.
Sigsbee says he had
plenty of target practice off Santiago
and that Cervera is bottled up. While
cruising before Santiago he went in so
close to the harbor that he was able to
make sketches of the fortifications,
which were sent to Washington.
Commodore Schley’s official report
of the Santiago fight has been received
by the president.
He says there is no
reasonable doubt that Cervera’s fleet is
inside the harbor, that his firing was
to leain the strength of the enemy’s
batteries, and was in that respect en
tirely satisfactory. None of his vessels
were hit and no casualties occurred.
A special from Kingston reports that
6.000 United States troops have land
ed near Punuta Cabrera, a little to the
west of Santiago, where a junction was
effected with General Calixto Garcia’s
army of 3,000 insurgents. It is added
that the landing was effected under
cover of the fire of Sampson’s fleet
With the troops were several heavy
Ambassador Hay caller! at the
foreign office in London, Monday, and
presented evidenoe that Spanish offi
cials are making Canada a base of ope
rations, and protested against the con
tinuance of this practice. The protest
is based on the fact that it would be
a breach of neutrality for Great Britain
to permit her territory to be used for
such hostile purposes.
Hay also re
cently drew the attention of the foreign
office to the small exportations from
Great Britain of war munitions for
Madrid newspapers maintain that
Cervera’s fleet is sailing in the direc
tion of the Philippines.
The secretary of war has sent con
gress a request for appropriations
amounting to *53.870,859.
propriations will be used for the
equipment ami maintenance until June
1, 1899, of the 125,000 volunteers re
cently called for by the president.
Santiago is to be invested by a land
force. Government officials think a
naval attack alone might not be effect
ive. Haste is essential, as the prospect
of the early approach of the cyclone
season makes Schley’s stay in the open
sea perilous. Secretary Algor intimates
that the invasion of Porto Rico will
promptly follow the fall of Santiago.
The state department and the attor
ney-general, by direction of the presi
dent, are working hard in t’te prepara
tion of a form of government for Cuba
after tire Spaniards are driven out. An
effort is being made to have a complete
plan for these operations ready to be
put into effect as soon as peace is de
Loaded with wealth but deserted and
starving, John Roehel. once a well-
known manufacturer of Sioux City, la.,
perished last April on the trail between
Dawson and Dyea, Alaska.
of his death reached Sionx City in a
letter to his widow i>y Richard Hen
drickson, from Seattle. He was aban
doned by his comrades and left to die.
In the engagement at Santiago the
Spanish flagship Cristobal Colon was
struck twice by shells from the Massa
chusetts and the batteries were badly
damaged by the firing of the cruiser
Three hundred shots
were fired by the Americana.
American vessel was hit and no one on
the ships injured.
The Spanish loss '
was not heavy.
Chas. W. Post, who has just r«
turned from Hong Kong, says that pre
vious to the battle of Manila, Admiral
Dewey had a social passage at arms
with Prince Henry, a brother of Em
peror William of Germany.
lienry slighted the United States at a
series of toasts tendered at a banquet,
and was made to apologize to the hero
of Manila. The aisilogy was written, i
Minor New« Item».
Maj. Henry T. Stanton, the widely
poet, died at
J. C. Fickea, of 8teul>enville, O., has
constructed a l>oat propelled on the bi
Mrs. Frances Hodgson Burnett, au
thor of "Little Lord Fauntleroy”
and other novels, has been granted a
divorce from Dr. Swain M. Burnett,
with permission to use her maiden
LANDED UNDER FIRE.
The first-class armored cruiser Maria
Teresa is reported to have been riddled
with shot and sunk by the American
warships at Santiago.
The bill for the removal of all po
litical disabilities arising from the
civil war isjnow a law, President Mc
Kinley having formally approved it.
A special from Alberili, B. C., says
the bodies of seven white men. suppos
ed to have been victims of the Jane
Gray disaster, have been picked up on
tlie beach near the Clayoqnot reserva
tion by Indians, while a sack of cloth
ing with an Italian name on it was
washed ashore not far from Clayoquot.
A dispatch to the London Times
from Manila, referring to the fight on
May 30, and June 1, says: The Span
ish loss in killed and wounded and
prisoners was heavy, but the most seri
ous feature of all for the Spanish is
the defection of hundreds of natives.
The Spaniards are endeavoring by
every means to win over the rebels,
who are attracted by promises of par
don and high offices. But Agulnaldo’s
attraction is stronger.
He has com
pletely surrounded Manila by cutting
the railroads and holding the rivers by
which food had previously reached the
city. If the city is not starved into
surrender the rebels may carry it, hav
ing an increasing number of rifles and
Fighting before and in the vicinity
of Santiago continued the greater part
of Monday from 7:45 A. M. Ten war
ships maintained a steady and careful
ly directed fire against Morro ca«tle
and the batteries at Punta Gorda, Soo-
apa and Cinnremles, in addition to
bombarding the Spanish fleet in the
The military commander of
Santiago acknowledges the loss of six
Spanish officers and many soldiers.
He also admits severe loss of naval
forces. The loss on the American
side, Santiago reports say, is not
known. The Spaniards acknowledge
that a great deal of damage was inflict-
ei on the Spanish cruiser Reina Mer
cedes, and say Morro caslte shows gieat
gaping breaches in its walls.
A special from Cape Haytien de
scribing the bombardment of Santiago
on Monday says the forts of the harbor
are now a mass of ruins.
yard of coast from Port Cabrera on the
west to Agitadores on the east escaped
the deadly cannonading of the 10
American ironclads, which passed back
and forth discharging their heavy guns
as they steamed along.
Later in the
day the old cruiser Reina Mercedes
was discovered attempting to clear the
channel of the Merrimac wreck. A 13-
incb shell from the Oregon landed
squarely abaft her pilot-house and tore
her upper works to shreds.
her officers and crew were killed or
wounded and the vessel so badly dam
aged that Admiral Cervera ordered her
abandoned about noon.
The first-class armored Spanish
OTiiiser Carlo Ailierto, bound for Cuba,
has arrived at Gibraltar.
The Oregon election returns indicate
that Geer, for governor, and Tongue
and Moody, for congress, are elected.
Saturday afternoon the torpedo-boat
Davis was successfully launched from
the iron works of Wolff & Zwicker, at
A joint resolution has been intro
duced into the house directing the sec
retary of the navy to have prepared
and delivered suitable medals of honor
to Lieutenant Hobson and each mem
ber of his crew, for the gallant service
they rendered the United States.
Cape Haytien advices of June 6 say:
At 8 o’clock this morning strong can
nonading was beard before Fort Agua-
dores. A quarter of an hour later the
noise of cannonading was greatly in-
creaed, the firing evidently proceeding
from guns of the largest caliber.
It is repotted from Kingston, Jam
aica, that the battle-ship Oregon saw a
long craft sneaking close to shore and
heading towards Santiago harbor. She
signalled the craft to turn, and the sig
nals were improperly answered, where
upon the Oregon opened fire upon her.
A 18-inch shell struck the torpedo-
boat amidship, and she sank with all
hands. The vessel is supposed to have
been the Spanish torpedo-boat destroy
er Terror, trying to make her way from
Porto Rico into the harbor of Santiago,
to rejoin the fleet of Cervera.
The department of war Monday
morning sent a list of prisoners at Fort
McPherson to Admiral Sampson, and
the admiral himself will enter into
communication with Cervera respecting
an exchange of prisoners. Cervera will
be allowe«! to select from the list per-|
sons whom he is willing to take in ex
change for Constructor Hobson and the
gallant crew that manned the Merri-1
mac on her last run.
The officials >
hardly expect to complete the exchange
of prisoners in lees than two weeks.
A Madrid dispatch says:
At 1 ’
o’clock Sunday evening 20 American J
warships opened a hot attack on
Santiago, but they were so far distant
their shells did not reach the forts.
Seeing the futility of the enemy’s
cannonade, the Spaniards made no re-,,
ply to their tire, awaiting the near ap
provi! of the ships, but the attacking
fleet remained in its distant position.
The dispatch further says the Irombard-
metit lasted 45 minutes and was not re
Sixteeen American warshi|>a
are still moored at the same place, in
sight of Santiago.
It is reported that Bishop John P.
Newman, of the Methodist Episcopal
church, will soon retire from active
duty lieeause of ill health.
James H. Mead,one of the oldest the
atrical managers in Amenca, die.I
suddenly at his home in New York
city. He was 68 years old.
Belgium has been caught in a de
liberate violation of neutrality law.
She permitt«fl the steamer Ravenna to
load at Antwerp with war munitions,
supposedly (or the Spaniards.
Americau Troop« Debarked Near Santi
ago tie Cuba.
The Insurgents Drive in
FIERCE HAND-TO-HAND FIGHT
Great Slaughter of Spaniard« by Agui-
naldo*« Men—Fought While Typhoon
Imaged —The lie be 1« Now Hold the
Suburb« of the City.
Manila, via Hong Kong, June 8.—
The Spanish outposts have been driven
in all along the line simultaneously,
and with great slaughter. It is said
over 1,000 have been killed.
There has been fierce hand-to-hand
fighting for 70 hours, despite the
typhoon which is raging.
The violent winds and torrents of
rain render tlie rifle.s|of the Spanish
The natives easily
win at every step with their slashing
Today the insurgents hold
Malabon, Taralac, and Baeoor.
are now attacking San Tamera and
Moorlate, the suburbs of the city,
which is completely enclosed for a dis
tance of seven miles.
A native regiment nnder Colonel
Agitinaldo, cousin of the insurgent
leader, yesterday joined the insurgents.
The governor has issued a despairing
proclamation begging the insurgents to
come to terms, and now he is arrang
ing to remove all the Spanish popula
tion inside the old walled city.
tilling the moatB and testing the draw
bridges and placing strong guards on
tlie principal streets and artillery along
All the other troops are
camping in the suburbs. The weather
Later—It now appears that the rock
ets yesterday were not signals to the
natives, but a warning from the Ger
man consulate of the approach of the
typhoon, issued lor the benefit of the
ships in the harbor.
I visited Cavite without the Span
iards knowing it, and found there 197
wounde«! and 56 prisoners, among the
latter six Spanish officers.
Chief Agiunaldo, in tire course of an
interview, has said that the insurgents
are eager to make an attack on Manila
forthwith, but that Admiral Dewey re
fuses to “allow hordes of passionate
semi-savages to storm a civilized me
Admiral Dewey wants to await the
arrival of the American troops.
the meantime the insnrgnets have been
forbidden to cross the Motate river,
seven miles south of Manlila. Other
wise the Petral will be stationed there
to bombard them.
The volunteers smelt powder yester
An officer was killed and three
wounded. They retired rapidly.
FIRED AT BY FLEET.
American* Thought They Sow a Span«
Ish Torpedo-Bout Destroyer.
Kingston, Jamaica, June 8—Whether
the American fleet sank a Spanish tor
pedo-boat destroyer Friday night has
not been absolutey confirmed.
o’e.cock Friday night the cruiser New
Orleans discovered what appeared to be
a torpedo-boat destroyer close to the
shore, and signalled the flagship New
York that it was evident that a night
torpedo attack was to be made.
New York and New Orleans opened fire
ami their shells burst around a dark
Finally a 13-inch shell from
the Massachusetts (not the Oregon, as
first report«!) was tired and exploded,
ami the searchlights of the vessels were
turned on the spot where the supposed
destroyer had been sighted, but not a
trace of the boat could t»e found, and it
wiis (relieved by the officers of the New
York she bad been sunk
The first assumption was that the
vessel was the Terror, but it is believed
now that it was the Pluton or Furor, as
the Terror was not known to be at San
Two Sehwarzopkof torpedoes
were found floating two miles south of
This class of torpedo is used
by the Spanish, and one of the two
found had only the practice head.
Admiral Sampson is determined not
to allow the Spanish to remove the
Merrimac from the spot where she lies.
Saturday it was reported that they
were working at the hull, and the
American fleet formed in line of battle
with orders to bombard. It turned out
that the Spanish were not so engaged |
and the fleet withdrew.
Admiral Sampson has given specific '
orders that El Morro, where the Merri
mac’s crew are imprisoned, be spared
in firing. Admiral Cevera's polite as
surances were accopmanied by the i
statement that Lieutenant Hobson and I
his men were confined there. This '
placing of the prisoners in direct line
of fire is denounced by the American
officers as a 13th-century defense, an
act of incarnate cruelty.
General Castillo, commanding the
Cuban forces in the west and north of
th«1 province of Santiago, has l>een con
centrating 4,000Cubans in the vicinity
of the city.
Cap«1 Haytien, June 8—At 3 o’clock
this morning strong cannonading was
heard from the direction of Aguadores,
a little east of Morro Castle, which de
fends the eastern entrance of the har-
bor of Santiago. A quarter of an hour
later the noise of the cannonading
greatly increased, the firing evidently
proceeding front guns of the largest
Port au Prince, June 8—Advices
from Santiago de Cuba today say that
this morning about 7:45 o’clock a live-
' Iv cannonading was heard in the direc
tion of Aguadores.
It increased in in
tensity on both sides, and toward 8
o’clock it was very furious.
No further details have been re
ceived, but it is believed that the
Spanish ships anchored in the bay of
; Santiago held the insurgents in check
' when the latter were attacking the
It is said here—but the source of
the information is doubtful—that a
United States troopship debarked
troops under the protection of the Are
of the American squadron.
News has been received from Mole
St. Nicholas that a naval combat took
place yesterday off Jean Rabel, be
tween Port Le Paix and the mole.
Three Spanish and four American war
ships were engaged. After a brief, but
lively contest, the American ships re
tired. This news lacks confirmation.
SPIES IN HOT WATER.
Carranza and Du Bone Are Arrested in
tlie City of Montreal.
Montreal, June 8—Lieutenant Car-
anza and Senor Du Bose were arrested
at 4:80 o’clock this afternoon on a capias
in which it is alleged they were about
to leave the country.
The capias was
taken out in connection with a suit for
damages for defamation of character
entered by Detective Kellert. The ar
rest was made at the residence of the
Spanish consul-general, and the pris
oners were immediately taken before
Judge Mathieu, who released them in
$1,000 bail, which was promptly fur
nished. the authorities declining to say
by whom. The writ is returnable in
six days, and no action can be taken
until the end of that time, unless the
prisoners consent to a speedy hearing.
Americun Troop» Landed.
New York, June 8—A special from
Cape Haytien, dated Monday, says:
At daylight this morning tlie Ameri
can troops landed at Aguadores, a few
miles east of Santiago de Cuba, under
cover of Admiral Sampson’s guns. The
batteries were silenced, after a sharp
New York. June 8—A special from
Kingston reports that 5,000 United
States troops have landed near Punta
Cabrera, a little west of Santiago, where
junction was affected with General
Gracia’s army of 3,000 insurgents.
is added that the landing was effected
under the fire of Sampson’s fleet. With
the troops were several heavy siege
A Second Expedition.
San Francisco, Cal., June 8—The
men who will compose the second Ma
nila expedition are pleased that Brig
adier general Greene is to be their
commander. Besides being a splendid
soldier, he has a record as a diplomat.
He is an author of repute, has been
decorated in Europe for bravery, and
is an active memlier of several scien
tific bodies. It is surmised that his,
diplomatic experience will be of serv
ice to Geneal Merritt in the govern
ment of the islands.
The troops which will be under hie
command are the First Colorado, Tenth
Pennsylvania, part of the Eighteenth
and Twenty-third United States infan
try, and either the Utah artillery or
the Third United States artillery.
General Greene stated tonight that the
China would be his flagship, and that
General Merritt would not accompany
the second expedition.
Spain Notified the Power».
London, June 8—The Madrid corres
pondent nf the Daily News says:
The cabinet has decided that no
effectual blockade exists and will so
notify the powers. An informal notifi
cation has already been made.
Madrid, June 8—In the chamber of
deputies today Senor Giron, minister
for the colonies replying to inquiries,
said the government had no information
tending to confirm the Spanish report
that the cruiser Baltimore had been
blown up by an internal explosion at
Manilla, except the fact that the gaz
ette had erased the boat from the list
of American ships.
Improvement* in Oregon.
'Washington, June 8—The conferees
on the sundry civil bril have been un
able to agree on the amendment appro
priating $30,000 for a quarantine sta
tion at Astoria, and it is still in confer
ence . Senator McBride's amendment,
appropriating $12,000 for a steam reve
nue cutter for the Columbia river, is
also in disagreement.
for salaries for registers and receivers
of two additional land districts in
Alaska, fixed at $3,000, has been agreed
to, and will become a law. The senate
amendment appropriamg $100,000 for
Yaquina bay, and allowing the money
for the improvement of Coos bay to be
expended by contract, are still in dis
From Mobile to Tampa.
Mobile, June 8.—The Fifth cavalry
and the Eleventh infantry left camp
today for Montgomery, there to take
the Plant line for Tampa. Five regi
ments of volunteers remain.
A RM OF A fl#
MUST MOVE ON.
lio Kooiu for Lieutenant Cart-ansa In tha
Dumiuluu of Canada.
Washington, June 7.—Steps have
been taken by which Lieutenant Car
ranza, who has conducted the Spanish
spy system at Montreal, with liis asso
ciate, Senor du Bose, tlie former first
secretary of the Spanish legation here,
will be expelled from Canada within
the next few days, unless they adopt
their own means to leave before an in
ternational question is raised as to
VANGUARD OF CADIZ FLEET their presence in Canada. The Car
ranza letter, detailing his spv system,
was communicated to tlie British am
Three Spanish and Four American Ves
bassador, Sir Julian Puunoefote, to
sel» Engaged—The Latter Probably
gether witli all other
bearing on the ojierations of tlie Span
Destroyer Sunk at Santiago.
iards in Canada. The ambassador was
Cajie Haytien, June 7.—The United quick to act in tlie matter, ami. with
States troopship Reeoulte, formerly the out awaiting the slow process of the
Yorktown, under convoy of the tor mail he cabled the entire matter to the
pedo bout destroyer Mayflower, the foreign office.
No doubt is entertained as to the
convertd Ogden Goelet yacht of the
same name, arrived at Mole SL Nich speedy action of the authorities at Lon
don, now that a specific case lias been
olas Saturday and departed shortly
made out against the Spanish officials
They would have taken
Advices from Mole St. Nicholas say the initiative, hail there been more
that Saturday, some distance off Jean than suspicion as to the operations of
Rabel, a port on the west coast of Carranza. But the Carranza lettei was
Hayti, half way between Port de Paix proof positive, and the British officials
and Mole St. Nicholas, a combat took will move quicklyjandjof their own voli
tion toward securing adequate redress.
place between three Spanish and four Tlie state department has not cabled
The American Ambassador Hay, not deeming it nec
ships are said to iiave withdrawn from essary to do more than simply lay tlie
the combat. One of tlie Spanish war facts before the British ambassador
ships entered the harbor of Jean Rabel here. It is expected Lord Salisbury
for water. Officers of ships lying at will call the attention of tho Spanish
St. Nicholas Mole were extremely reti government to tlie undesirability of
having Carranza and du Bose remain
Jean Rabel is an insurgent seaport, in Canada, as their actions are so obvi
and there is no telegraphic station ously hostile to the United States.
there. It is thought possible that the
Hay« He Wrote the Letter.
Spanish ships encountered were tlie
vanguard of the Cadiz fleet. The
Montreal, June 7.—Tonight Lieu
names of the American ships were not tenant Carranza admitted that he was
ascertained, but it is believed here the author of tlie letter made public
that they were probably scout boats.
yesterday by the secret service, and
that it was the one stolen a week ago
from his residence.
Port au Prince, June 7.—According
“It is a translation,” he said, “of
to the latest advices from Santiago de the letter I wrote to my cousin, but it
Cuba, there were not more than 17 is not as I wrote it. Words have been
ships in the offing ail day, and it is changed and whole sentences—yes,
believed there that tlie three missing even paragraphs—inserted to make it
vessels have gone for provisions and suit the ends of the United States gov
munitions of war.
At b o’clock this evening, the
steamer Nouvelle Voldregue arrived
ON BOARD THE SOLAC3.
here from Cape Haytien, after touching
at all the ports along tlie coast
She Wounded and Sick Are Brought Back
From the Front.
reports that yesterday, at Mole St.
Nicholas, she saw the United States
New York, June 7.—The ambulance
troopship Resolute awaiting instruc ship Solace came into port today, hav
tions. The vessel was under convoy. ing on board’ 54 wounded and sick,
It was ascertained from passengers some of whom had been transferred
on the Voldregue that the Resolute from the American warships in Cuban
had been pursued, between Jean Rabel waters and others taken from the hos
and Mole St. Nicholus, by two Spanish pital at Key West. Her after-deck had
corvettes. From the same source, it been tented over with canvas, and in
is learned that Admiral Cervera’s swinging hammocks lay half a dozen
squadron is not, in its entirety, in of tlie more seriously ill of the pa
tlie port of Santiago de Cuba, but that tients.
The convalescing room was
only a cruiser, supposed to he the the basking plaoe of a score or more of
Colon, one tor[>ed<>-bout and two auxil the poor fellows who had not given up
iary cruisers are there.
the fight without a struggle, while tiro
A dispatch from a government source privilege of the decks was accorded all
at Port au Prince says:
those who were able to move about or
“A Haytieu informant, now in San anxious to watch tlie green hills as the
tiago de Cuba, says the destitution has good ship moved in shoreward.
greatly increased since the bombard
The Solace anchored off Tompkins
ment began, and the military comman ville early this morning, and she was
der has been forced to reduce the ra board«! by press representatives. She
tions of the soldiers, among whom left Key West Wednesday afternoon,
there is much discontent.”
and came through to New York with
out incident until Saturday niglit,
Spanish Destroyer Sunk.
when the gale tumbled her about to
Kingston, Jamaica, June 7.—A dis some extent, and made things uncom
patch from Port an Prince says a ves fortable for the patients.
But the sea
sel that has arrived there from Santia voyage was a tonic to the men.
go de Cuba repoits that the Americans had left behind the sweltering seas of
sunk on Friday night the Spanish tor
the tropics, and the exhausting winds
pedo-boat destroyer Terror.
for refreshing breezes.
The assumption, based on dispatches
Some of them had gathered together
from Madrid, has been that the de in little groups on tlie voyage up many
stroyer Terror, after leaving Fort de
a time and told again the story of a
France, went to Porto Rico, and it is brush with the Spaniards or the nights
possible that tlie Port Antonio dis on watch at the blockade Fo;ir of the
patch confuses her witli her sister de
heroes of the Nashville and the Mar
stroyer, the Furor, as lias several times
blehead were among the patients on
been done in dispatches from other tlie Solace, Robert Voltz, of San Fran
cisco, and Harry Hendrickson, Joe
CHARLES V. GRIDLEY.
Davis and Kuclimeister, of New York.
They are the wounded of that gallant
De«th of the Commander of the Cruiser band of volunteers who cut the cable
at Cienfuegos nearly a month ago.
Washington, June 7.—Captain Chas. is a tale that has been told before.
V. Gridley, commander of tlie cruiser The effort will live in history, side by
Olympia, and one of tlie heroes of tlie side, with tlie Merrimac’s journey
brilliant victory at Manila, is dead. down the narrows at Santiago.
The announcement of his death was re
The Solace has on board 54 patients
ceived at the navy department this removed from southern waters.
afternoon in a cablegram from Pay
master Galt, of the navy, dated Kobe,
BURNED AT THE STAKE.
Japan, June 4, and directed to Secre
The dispatch contained Negro Fiend a Victim of Mob Vengeance
this simple statement:
Dallas, Tex., June 7.—A special from
“Captain Gridley died today.
remains accompany me on the Coptic.” Shreveport, La., says:
Captain Charles Vernon Gritl'ey is people gathered at Doyline, on the
the first American offioer of great prom Vicksburg, Shreveport & Pacific rail
inence whose death is a direct result of way. about 18 miles from here, to wit
the existing war with Spain.
As the ness the burning at the stake of Wil
commander of Admiral Dewey’s splen liam Street, a negro who brutally out
did flagship and one of the admiral’s raged Mrs. Parrish. The crime was
Captain Gridlev committ«! May 30. Tlie people erect
achieved distinction at the battle of ed a post near the railroad track, near
Manila bay ami added to his previous town, and had the light wood and
laurels by winning high praise from kindling saturated with coal oil, pre
his superiors for distinguished gallan paratory to chaining Street to the
try and ability.
He fought his ship post.
The flames were starte«! at 1 o’clock.
from the conning tower, while Ad
miral Dewey direct«) the movements It was a sickening sigi t, which lasted
of the squadron from the bridge of the 10 minutes, when Street was a charred
It was not known for several mass.
weeks after the engagement that Cap
Well-known lawyers made speeches
tain Gridley had suffered from it, and warning the crowd of negroes that such
even now the precise nature of bis crimes would not be tolerat«l in a civil
trouble is not disclosed.
Battle Reported Off Hay-
Important Mining Deal.
Accident nn the tin Fr.nclaco.
Prescott, Aril., June 8—An import
Province.town, Mass., June 7.—A
ant mining deal has lieen consummated
here, the property sold being the Gold- fatal accident occurr«! last night on
Standard group, in the Santa Maria the cruiser San Francisco. By tlie fall
district, the purchasers being J. C. of a whaleboat from the davits, Claus
Greenhut. a prominent whiskey dis Wessel, aixswain, was drown«! ami
tiller of Peoria, III.; Summer A. Clark, Seaman Stevenson sustained a fractur
a capitalist of Peoria, and Chauncey D. ed leg. Wessel was 30 years old. His
body was recover«! this afternoon.
’lark, a capitalist of Phoenix. Aria.
The parties have been working the
Great Britain’s marine steam tonnage
All the land above sea level would I property under a bom! for some time,
not fill up more than one-third of the they have a mill and cyanide plant, is today 6,720,703—about as« much as
that of all other nations add«] together.
I (he bon I has a year to run.
Anilon» for Peace.
Washington, June 7.—The belief is
growing in the best-informed govern
ment circles that Spain is sincerely-
anxious to make peace, and that even
now she is seeking a favorable oppor
tunity to make overtures in that direc
tion. Numerous eviden<?es of this have
come to the attention of the authorities
here, but np to this time no actual
move has been made toward ascertain
ing on what basis the United States
would consider peace.